It’s no surprise that the Department of Defense likes to play fast and loose with their finances, but according to a new report from Reuters, the people that are supposed to be the DOD’s watchdog might be turning more of a blind eye than we realized. Despite giving the Marine Corps’s accounts an “unqualified approval” in December of 2013, the DOD’s Office of the Inspector General had been fully aware that its books weren’t up to par for months.
Last year, the Marine Corps Times reported that the Department of Defense was investigating Marine Corps Commandant General Jim Amos and four of his aides for allegedly manipulating the military’s legal system and promotion process. Amos couldn’t stop the independently-owned Times from doing its job, so he tried the next best thing: Completely banning its sale from all Marine Corps bases.
Hey U.S. Marines! Apparently you need dates to the Marine Corps Ball this November, since you're asking celebrities like Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake on YouTube. But what about all you Marines who don't have the guts to invite a celebrity in a lighthearted video, but still want to go with a random stranger? You're in luck!